Saturday, April 20, 2013

Lucy rocks...

Call this song great, a perfect trifecta... Lucy Kaplansky is a great writer, but many times it's her voice that I'm lured back to on great covers.  This one is written by Woody Guthrie, Slaid Cleeves put the melody to it, and Buddy Miller adds the harmony.  Add to it a great video by Lucy's husband, and you have a 3 minute gem to listen to.    Saw her last night at The Pump House, and I highly recommend you go to iTunes and feast upon a few songs.  Your soul will be happy to get fed.  BTW... go like her at


  1. Love this. Thanks, Dave. I have encountered a lot of artists through my love of Judy Collins. First saw Lucy at one of Judy's Wildflower Festivals at Wolftrap Farm Park in Vienna, Virginia. Also met Amy Speace (literally) at a Judy Collins show at the Birchmere in Alexandria where Amy was the opening act. She signed her "Songs for Bright Street" CD which I bought that night after being so impressed with her performance. Kaplansky's version of this song (which I had not heard before) really resonates with me and my ideas about the afterlife.

  2. Although I realize upon listening that she's singing about being born again in THIS life, they are two sides of the same coin for me. Hope Woody felt that way as well, since he had such a short time on this planet!

    1. Totally agree with you Bruce. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Wish I could have been there...and would have, if I were still at home during the week. :( Since my downsizing I've been working out of town and am only home on weekends. I miss the Pump House!